Information For YOU
The Olivette Fire Department has been providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes to residents for several years now. Having trained citizens is a crucial part of an emergency medical services system. CPR classes follow the American Heart Association's curriculum. The Olivette Fire Department offers CPR Training to individuals, businesses and community groups. Preregistration is required for all classes.
Business and Community Groups: Classes in both adult/child CPR, First Aid and infant CPR are also available upon request for groups. Instructions can come to your place of business or community group location. These classes can be arranged to fit your schedule. Payment is required within 10 working days of the class and class fees are non-refundable. Please call 314-993-0408 for more details.
Smoke Detector Program
The Fire Department offers a limited free smoke detector program to bring single family residences into compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations. Free smoke detectors are available, while supplies last, to homeowners who may not be able to afford/install detectors on their own. Interested homeowners may contact the Fire Department 314-993-0408 during normal business hours.
One of the Fire Department crews will install or check a car safety seat only when someone certified to install car seats is working. The program is in place for Olivette residents and employees of Olivette businesses only. All car seat installations need to be scheduled, walk-ins are discouraged. You will need to call the Fire Department at 314-993-0408 and ask for the on duty officer. The on duty officer shall set an appointment requesting car safety seat installation that fits into their crew’s daily schedule. You will have to call on the morning that you would like the car safety seat installed and schedule the installation, be ready to give your name, address and phone number. Car seat installations will need to be scheduled while allowing for the daily operations of the Fire Department.
When responding to 911 calls, paramedics occasionally find themselves unable to enter a residence because the patient's condition has rendered them unable to unlock the door. Because time is a critical factor in emergency situations, Paramedics are sometimes required to enter the home by force, causing a delay in patient care as well as property damage that can be costly for the homeowner to repair.
Seeking to reduce instances of forced entry, the Ambulance District has developed a program called Rapid Access that enables paramedics to reach patients quickly and safely. Click here for more information
Home Fire Safety
Did You Know???
The United States has one of the highest death rates in the industrialized world. Fires that start in the kitchen from cooking are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking, rather than mechanical failure or malfunction, often starts cooking fires. As many as two-thirds of fires caused by heating your home are started by portable or fixed space heaters. If you have at least one working smoke alarm you can reduce your chance of dying in a house fire by 45 percent. Smoking materials like smoldering cigarettes and ashtrays are still the leading cause of fatal fires in the United States. Children playing with fire account for 400 deaths, 3000 injuries, and $280 million in property loss or damage every year.